"Introduction to Adobe Illustrator 9.0 - DOC"
Introduction to Adobe Illustrator 9.0 I91 TWO DAYS COURSE DESCRIPTION This course offers the basic and advanced features of this graphics and publishing software for both Windows and Mac OS platforms including creating basic shapes, transforming objects, working with type, creating airbrush effects, combining Illustrator graphics and Photoshop images, and preparing graphics for Web publication. PREREQUISITES: Experience using a mouse and knowledge of the Macintosh or Windows 95 environments. Experience using a drawing package is helpful. AUDIENCE: Anyone OBJECTIVES: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to: Draw straight lines and edit drawings Use context menus Create basic shapes Use painting options Draw with the pen tool Work with brushes Rotate, distort and shear objects Work with type Blend shapes and colors Use appearance attributes Work with layers Paint with the gradient mesh tool Draw three-dimensional objects Produce color separations Export a layered file to Photoshop Export continuous-tone and gradient artwork CALC/Canterbury Corp. ~ 400 Lanidex Plaza ~ Parsippany, NJ 07054 P: 973-781-9300 ~ F: 973-781-0939 ~ www.calccanterbury.com Introduction to Adobe Illustrator 9.0 Page 2 of 3 OUTLINE LESSON 1 LESSON 5 A Quick Tour of Adobe Illustrator Drawing with the Pen Tool Creating basic shapes Drawing straight lines Combining shapes Drawing curves Creating blends Editing curves Editing your drawing Finishing the pear illustration Drawing straight lines Exploring on your own Painting LESSON 6 Scaling and rotating objects Using layers Working with Brushes Applying bitmap image filters Applying brushes to paths Adding type Using art brushes Using scatter brushes LESSON 2 Changing the color attributes of brushes Getting to Know the Work Area Using a fill color with brushes Viewing artwork Using calligraphic brushes Using the Illustrator tools Using pattern brushes Changing the view of artwork Creating brushes Working with palettes Exploring on your own Using context menus LESSON 7 Calibrating your monitor Using online help Transforming Objects Using Adobe online services Scaling objects Rotating objects LESSON 3 Distorting objects Creating Basic Shapes Shearing objects Setting up the document Positioning objects precisely Using basic shape tools Reflecting objects Drawing the pencil shape Changing the perspective Drawing the piece of stationery Using the free transform tool Decorating the stationery border Making multiple transformations Tips for drawing polygons, spirals, and stars LESSON 8 Painting the logo Copying and scaling shapes Working with Type Adding type to a document LESSON 4 Sampling type Painting Changing the character size Filling with color Creating columns of type Stroking with color Changing character attributes of placed text Building a custom palette Changing paragraph attributes Copying paint attributes Adjusting the text flow Copying appearance attributes Wrapping type around a graphic Saturating colors Typing along a path Painting with patterns and gradients Creating type outlines Painting with a pattern brush Creating type masks Saving your file for electronic distribution CALC/Canterbury Corp. ~ 400 Lanidex Plaza ~ Parsippany, NJ 07054 P: 973-781-9300 ~ F: 973-781-0939 ~ www.calccanterbury.com Introduction to Adobe Illustrator 9.0 Page 3 of 3 LESSON 9 LESSON 13 Blending Shapes and Colors Drawing Cylinders and Boxes Creating a gradient fill Drawing three-dimensional objects Adjusting the direction of the gradient blend Drawing cylinders Adding colors to a gradient Drawing boxes Creating smooth-color blends LESSON 14 Blending intermediate steps Modifying the blend Printing Artwork and Producing Color Combining blends with gradients Separations Exploring on your own Printing: an overview About printing devices LESSON 10 About color Using Appearance Attributes, Styles, and Getting started Effects Color management Using appearance attributes Printing black-and-white proofs Using live effects Soft-proofing colors Editing an effect Using the document info command Using styles Creating color separations Copying, applying, and removing styles and Working with two-color illustrations appearances Creating a trap Printing and saving files with transparency Overprinting objects effects LESSON 15 Exploring on your own LESSON 11 Combining Illustrator Graphics and PhotoShop Images Working with Layers Combining artwork Creating layers Vector versus bitmap graphics Moving objects and layers Placing an Adobe PhotoShop file Locking layers Duplicating a placed image Viewing layers Adjusting color in a placed image Pasting layers Masking an image Creating clipping masks Sampling colors in placed images Merging layers Replacing a placed image Applying appearance attributes to layers Exporting a layered file to PhotoShop Exploring on your own Exploring on your own LESSON 12 LESSON 16 Creating Airbrush Effects Preparing Graphics for Web Publication Setting smart guides preferences Optimizing images for the Web Painting with the gradient mesh tool Exporting flat-color artwork Specifying the number of mesh lines Exporting continuous-tone and gradient Applying colors to the mesh artwork Highlighting a mesh object Linking objects in an image map to URLs Editing mesh points Creating a Flash animation Reflecting mesh objects Exploring on your own Modifying mesh lines Applying a transparency to a mesh CALC/Canterbury Corp. ~ 400 Lanidex Plaza ~ Parsippany, NJ 07054 P: 973-781-9300 ~ F: 973-781-0939 ~ www.calccanterbury.com